Careers Education

Promoting NHS careers opportunities to young people


A partnership with Health Education England (HEE) working across the North East and North Cumbria to develop and deliver a drama-based performance promoting NHS careers opportunities to young people.


Why Care? is a high impact, exciting educational theatre performance designed for year 8 students. It raises awareness of the rewarding world of healthcare in a fun, 40-minute interactive experience. As well as, challenge misconceptions and stereotypes, Why Care? promotes the wide range of clinical and non-clinical careers within the NHS.

It forms an important part in Health Education England’s work to give young people access to appropriate Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) on the opportunities available and the general benefits of entering employment in the NHS, in order to attract and secure the future workforce.

“An excellent way to inspire the students to think about their future options in the NHS. Great mix of higher ed and apprenticeship information.”

Sam Kelso, Careers Leader, North Gosforth Academy


In 2019 129 schools in the North East and North Cumbria took part in Why Care? 141 performances were delivered, engaging with approximately 20,152 young people to educate them about possible NHS careers:

100% of teachers questioned rate the performance positively.

100% of students questioned rate the performance positively.

92% of students are more aware of the opportunities available in the NHS after watching Why Care?

Thank you for the wonderful performance that Gibber did for us.  It was very well written and executed and the kids got really into it; particularly the interactive quizzes which were really entertaining and informative at the same time.”

Debbie Spoor, Framwellgate School Durham

Following successful delivery this year, a contract extension has been awarded. Gibber look forward to developing the popular programme in 2020. Any schools in the North East or North Cumbria who would like to book this valuable resource for year 8 students please email

If you have a project that could use a fresh approach, Gibber would love to help so please get in touch.

Contact Gibber (UK)

PO Box 236, South Shields, NE33 9FW

+44 (0)191 252 2039

Contact Gibber (AUS)

77 Mann Street, Gosford, NSW 2250

+61 (02) 9138 0744